Telugu Titans registered a much-needed victory as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 33-28 thanks to Sombir's stellar performance in defence as he scored 10 points. Both teams were in search of a desperate win after a disappointing campaign so far but it was the Titans who emerged victorious.
Tamil Thalaivas made a strong start and led 3-0 after four minutes as Ajay Thakur and Prapanjan scored raid points. Telugu Titans opened their account in the fifth minute with a
It was an evenly fought contest for the next few minutes as both teams exchanged raid and tackle points with Telugu Titans leading 11-9 in the 18th minute. Rahul Chaudhari struggled for Titans but their defence kept them ahead in the match. Telugu Titans went into the break leading 12-10. The second half began with Telugu Titans inflicting an all out in the 23 rd minute to lead 17-12. Rahul Chaudhari was kept quiet by the Thalaivas defence. It was 20-14 in favour of Titans as Prapanjan was sent to the bench in
Ajay Thakur scored with a successful raid in the 33 rd minute as Thaliavas cut the lead to just three points. It looked like Titans would run away with the match but Thakur was in good raiding form. Thaliavias scored 10 points in five minutes to trail 26-28 in the 37th minute.
Thalaivas reduced the deficit to just one point as they trailed 28-29 with two minutes to go. Rahul Chaudhari scored a crucial raid point in the 39th minute as Titans led 31-28. Two tackle points in the last minute ensured that Titans won 33-38 in the end.